Make Your Own Gel Air Freshener (Holiday Edition)

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Here is a fun and easy DIY project- Make Your Own Gel Air Freshener. I made these for the Christmas by adding holiday scents and using Christmas colors. Of course, you can make these for any occasion by changing the scents, flowers and colors.

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The process was really simple. The project itself took about 10 minutes, but you will need to allow time for the gel to set. (I allowed my air fresheners to set up over night.)

This is a great homemade holiday gift idea!

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This Week’s Craft Coupons + How to Tint Mason Jars DIY + Craft Project List

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Do you have any fun crafts or DIY projects planned this week? Below you will find a list of craft coupons from Hobby Lobby, Michaels and JoAnn.

Craft Coupons

Hobby Lobby Coupon: 40% Off One Regular Priced Item (Ends 10.25)

JoAnn Coupon: 50% Off One Regular Priced Item (10.25)

Michaels Coupon: 40% & 50% Off One Regular Priced Item (Ends 10.25)

Exclusions may apply. See each coupon for complete details/exclusions/fine print.

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Last Week’s DIYs & Tutorials:

How to Tint Mason Jars

Lunchbox Apples: How To Keep Sliced Apples From Browning

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Craft and DIY Project Ideas:

DIY Halloween Jar Lanterns

How to Make Pumpkins from Toilet Paper Rolls

DIY Glow-In-The-Dark Ghost In A Jar

DIY Bird Feeder

Avocado Face Mask

DIY Vanilla Sugar Lip Scrub

Homemade Green Tea Sugar Scrub

Homemade Lavender & Chamomile Sugar Scrub

DIY Kool-Aid Lip Gloss

Father’s Day Handprint Plaque

DIY Playdough Mason Jars

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How to Tint Mason Jars

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How to Tint Mason Jars

Here is a super EASY DIY. When I first came across this idea I instantly knew I had to try it! I love the look of tinted Mason Jars…

Turquoise and Green seem to be the hot colors right now, but you can actually tint mason jars any color you like.

What you will need:

Mason Jar (or glass jar of choice)

Food Color

Water

Mod Podge (I used Gloss)

(Be sure to take along one of these current Craft Coupons if you prefer to purchase at your local craft store)

Directions:

Step 1:

Pour about 1/4 a cup of Mod Podge into the jar and then add several drops of food coloring. You may want to add a few drops of water to the Mod Podge to thin it out a bit. This will make the coating process easier.

Step 2:

Start turning the jar so you are coating the inside with the colored Mod Podge. Keep swirling, working your way up to the mouth of the jar.

Step 3:

Once your jar is completely coated on the inside, you will want to get as much of the excess Mod Podge out as you can so you don’t have a puddle settle at the bottom of your jar.

The color will be opaque (see above)

Step 4:

Set the oven on the lowest temperature (I did 170 degrees) and bake for 20 minutes.

Step 5:

Carefully remove the jar(s) from the oven and allow to completely cool.

I turned my tinted mason jars into candle holders. These jars would look lovely with flowers or simply on their own.

I do not believe these are waterproof and these are not food safe.

You can also use paint in place of the food coloring.

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DIY Halloween Jar Lanterns

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Looking for a fun Halloween project to make with the kids? You might try these fun the Halloween Jar Lanterns.

These adorable Halloween Jar Lanterns are made from up-cycled glass jars (like pickle jars). It was a great excuse to clean out the fridge. I soaked the jars over night to remove the labels and then I raided my tissue paper & ribbon stash. You will also need some decoupage (like Mod Podge)

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How to Make Pumpkins from Toilet Paper Rolls

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This project is SO easy and SO inexpensive. (Don’t worry- no sewing is required.) If you can cut and tuck, you can totally do this.

This is a fun Fall Decor project that takes about 5 minutes!

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Here is what you will need:

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DIY Dog Leash Holder

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DIY Dog Leash Holder

This is such an inexpensive and easy DIY! I know some of you are already thinking forward to the holidays and this would make a great homemade gift for the dog lover!

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You can pick up pretty much everything you need for the project at your local craft store. I highly recommend taking along a craft store coupon. I found the adorable dog drawer knob pull at Hobby Lobby. I think it was around $5 and I had a 40% Off coupon…so I paid around $3. (Of course you could use any round know large enough to hold a leash for this project). I found a pack of 4 wooden plaques for $4….so $1 each!

What You Need:

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Father’s Day Handprint Plaque

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Father’s Day is June 15th!

Father’s Day Handprint Plaque

Guest Post by Megan

This Father’s Day our family decided to get crafty. We decided to make my wonderful husband a wall plaque with the kids’ handprints on it.

Now, I love my kids handprints in all the colors of the rainbow, but this project took on a masculine flair. I wanted it to be something that we could hang anywhere in the house and not have it clash with the decor.

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Homemade Air Freshener

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Here is an easy DIY project- Homemade Air Freshener!  I wanted to re-post this. I made the jar above back in November of 2012 and I found it today and it still smells lovely!

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What you will need:

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Decoupage Ideas: DIY Mickey Mouse Foot Stool

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Decoupage Ideas: Mickey Mouse Foot Stool

Here is the third installment of my Disney DIY Series- a fun Mickey Mouse Foot Stool. My four year old can’t quite reach the sink, so this stool is used daily. I actually made this stool back in October (4 months ago) and it still looks great. There are so many fun decoupage ideas out there! A little ModPodge is a great way to make something really cool.

This project is actually very simple and inexpensive.

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DIY Mickey Mouse Chalkboard Milk Bottles & Coasters

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I wanted to do a fun Mickey Mouse Milk Bottle to go with my Mickey Mouse Cookie Pops. Have you priced the vintage-inspired glass milk bottles? Ouch!

However, I have found a very inexpensive alternative that you can pick up at your local grocery store…

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DIY Mickey Mouse Chalkboard Milk Bottles

Ta-da! Starbucks Frappuccino Bottles! You can enjoy a nice coffee treat and you can save the bottles for your project.

You will just need to soak the bottles in hot water and remove the labels. This may require a bit of scrubbing.

Next you will need some chalkboard contact paper or labels and you will need to free hand or trace a Mickey Mouse shape. I used this Mickey Mouse Face Shape Cookie Cutter. Just trace, cut out and stick it on your bottle.

You can then write the name or Initial on the label with chalk or a chalk pen.

You can also make some easy Mickey Mouse Coasters.

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I just used Biscuit cutters to trace a Mickey Mouse Head on black foam. You can pick this up super cheap at your local craft store. (The cookie cutter linked above will be too small)

Once you trace your first Mickey Mouse and cut it out you can simply trace your other coasters from this pattern. It will go quickly. Just make sure your pen side goes down.

You can also serve with these Mickey Mouse Cookie Pops.

You can grab the red chevron straws over on Amazon or pick them up at your local craft store. Need supplies, don’t forget to take along this week’s Craft Coupons!

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